Charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a power outlet in Tonga

Using type B USB Micro connector with a Type I power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Tongan power outlet.

Tongan power outlet

Complicated region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you're going abroad.When you are travelling to Tonga this page has instructions showing you charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the 240 volt 50Hz Type I Tongan power supply. If you are visiting Tonga from another region please double check the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning to visit a destination such as Nuku?alofa or Mu'a please refer to the Tonga country entry on Wikipedia [1] for more indepth information.

These instructions show how to connect the Tongan power outlet to the 8.9" Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle Fire can be identified by front and rear facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, however if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation software update to ensure you have the most up to date set of features for your Kindle Fire. For more information go to the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Tonga

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Tonga?

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Tonga.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Tonga?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation the best international travel charger for Tonga to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at an airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tonga

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Tonga.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tonga. [7] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Tonga?

How to use a Type I power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Tongan power outlet

Using USB Micro type B cord with a 3 pin Type I power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Tongan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Tongan power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type I USB power adapter into the Tongan power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the 3 thin slots in a triangle shape with the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the bottom of your tablet found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Tongan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Fire will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes less than 6 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type I power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Tongan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Tonga country entry on Wikipedia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, £20-£25.
  6. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices, £5-£10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost £10-£15.